Young Musicians Take A Page From The Pros
12/19/23, New Haven Arts
When professional bassist Doug Balliett finds himself in a creative rut, he resolves to write something as bad as he possibly can. It’s then, when he turns off the analytic part of his brain, that he ends up doing some of his best work.
Last Friday, that was exactly what high school junior Michelle Gonzalez needed to hear. “I’ve been trying to make music, but I’m scared about how it could go wrong,” said Gonzalez, a young vocalist, pianist, and drummer who has been working on playing gospel music. “But I feel motivated to just keep pushing. Now it might be bad, but in the future it will get better.